Press "Enter" to skip to content

Letter: Not faking it

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Gavin Grimm’s legal case will soon be decided in our society’s legal system which accommodates a highly refined jurisprudence developed over the past 230 years. But Gavin Grimm’s societal case lacks a similarly accepted mechanism for resolution. 

Nevertheless, our society has evolved remarkably over recent decades. We now accept the legitimate perspective of equal opportunity free from racial and gender determinants. We no longer cordon off individuals lacking all attributes commonly ascribed to “normal” human beings. We accept the blind, the deaf, those with Down syndrome, with misshapen or missing limbs and many other handicapped as having a role to play.

In other words, we as a society are accepting of people with inherent limitations or handicaps. We have even enacted laws which make special provisions for such citizens, e.g., The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

But what about individuals different in kind who l...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.